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Dudink’s Garden & U-Pick Berry Farm

 


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Dudink’s Garden is a U-Pick and Pre-Picked Berry Farm, on Central Vancouver Island, between Nanaimo and Ladysmith.  Dudink’s Garden also grows seasonal vegetables and high quality nursery plants for sale. Berries include:

  1. -strawberries,

  2. -raspberries,

  3. -blueberries, 

  4. -green & red gooseberries,

  5. -red and black currants.


Strawberries are normally ready mid-June, but this can vary, depending on the weather. The rest of the berries are usually ready early to mid-July. Ever-bearing raspberries and strawberries are available from July until October. Phone ahead to learn when it is best to come. Bring flat boxes for transporting ready-picked berries in your car.


WITH CLIMATE CHANGE, NORMAL PICKING TIMES ARE NO LONGER RELIABLE. In 2014 our berries were about 2 weeks earlier than usual, and in 2015, berries were one month earlier than normal. Last year, 2016, the strawberries started 5 weeks earlier than normal! HOWEVER, THIS YEAR, 2017 BERRIES ARE EXPECTED TO BE READY THE LATTER PART OF JUNE.


TO LIGHTEN OUR LOAD, WE WILL NOT BE TAKING ORDERS THIS YEAR. HOWEVER, WE EXPECT TO HAVE LOTS OF BERRIES FOR PICKING AND TO BUY IN THE SHOP.


Hours vary during the season, so please check Contact Info for starting and closing times.


BE SURE TO READ “MUST READ U-PICK PROCEDURES” PAGE!

NOTE: WE HAVE DECIDED THAT CHILDREN NEED TO BE 11 YEARS OR OLDER TO ENTER THE BERRY PATCHES.

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